Clue wrote:It appears the biggest change is hole 14.
Rope wise yes. The sidewalk brings in a little skippy fluke factor, but not that major.
The biggest thing is the Stroke and Distance for all OB shots. Like Chuck said, it will make course management more crucial, and guys won't be going for it. Last year was a shoot out and I went home realizing I wasn't nearly aggressive enough....playing the same way I usually had. That day I began plotting the controlled aggression strategy, and had been visualizing the top ten finish....then along comes today and the whole strategy is out the door...back to the Original formula.
Seems crazy how the caddy book was done and posted, and this sweeping change comes in at the last second. It's like Harold just said Chuck it. Kinda like the decision to make it every 2 years.
The only problem I see is if it gets windy and tee shots on 13 and 17 get stupidly difficult....We will be seeinng the return of 27's on a single hole this year!